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How can I keep my current passport while renewing it?

by Jared
(Jupiter, FL, USA)

Question: My passport expires in April next year, so I need to get it renewed. However, I cannot be without my passport for any length of time, as I often travel to other countries such as the Bahamas by sea or air with little warning.


How can I get my passport renewed while keeping my current passport in my possession? I live in East Central Florida, so going to the Miami passport office is not really an option.

Answer: It is not possible to renew your current passport without submitting it with the application form. That is one of the requirements.

Requesting expedited service by mail takes 2-3 weeks. The only way to obtain a passport renewal quicker is to personally visit the Miami agency or employ the services of a professional expediter who can get the passport renewed as quickly as the same day. Click the link below for rates and more information.

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